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Neck Pain Specialist

Mark Addona, DC

Chiropractor located in Westfield, NJ

A traditional approach to neck pain might involve months of therapy and treatments like steroid injections. If you want a better solution, Mark Addona, DC, in Westfield, New Jersey, offers an effective alternative. Dr. Addona is an experienced chiropractor who uses the most advanced methods to relieve neck pain with the least possible fuss. To benefit from his expertise in resolving neck pain, call Dr. Addona's office today or book an appointment online.

Neck Pain Q&A

Why do I have neck pain?

Tension in your neck muscles and misalignments at the top of your spine are two of the most widespread causes of neck pain. They’re likely to give you headaches and migraines as well. Poor posture is also a common trigger for neck pain — many people spend hours hunched over a keyboard, for instance.

Other causes of neck pain include falls, sports injuries, and work or auto accidents. These often result in whiplash, where your head moves forward and back at high speed, stretching or tearing the neck muscles and connective tissues.

You could also be experiencing chronic neck pain because of a degenerative condition like:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease

Neck problems like these can also put pressure on the nerves as they exit your spinal cord, causing numbness or unpleasant prickling and tingling sensations as well as pain. You might find these symptoms extend down your arms and even into your hands, and you may lose some function in the affected limbs.

How is neck pain treated?

Dr. Addona is an experienced chiropractor who delivers advanced treatments for neck pain using state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques. The newer methods he uses are safer, more effective, and more comfortable. Some involve hands-on manipulation; others use specially designed devices and technologies to deliver precise adjustments.

One of the techniques Dr. Addona uses for neck pain is flexion distraction, a safe and gentle form of spinal traction. Flexion distraction uses a special treatment table that can flex and side-flex, avoiding the weight-bearing element of traditional traction methods.

Dr. Addona also designs specific exercises that can improve the outcomes of your spinal correction by up to 40%. You perform these exercises and stretches at home to strengthen your body and help you stay balanced and in good health.

You might also benefit from treatments like EPAT® acoustic shockwave therapy and Biofreeze — a cooling menthol preparation that offers fast, long-lasting relief from neck pain.

Why should I consider chiropractic care for neck pain?

Skilled chiropractors like Dr. Addona can make adjustments to your spine that correct any misalignment responsible for neck pain, which other orthopedic doctors can't. In fact, many orthopedists refer their patients for chiropractic treatment because it is so effective.

In addition to providing fast relief from neck pain without invasive procedures or prescription medications, Dr. Addona also assesses your overall health. He offers advice on preventing neck pain in the future and recommends nutritional supplements and healthier food choices to promote your return to optimal health.

If you would like to benefit from his expertise in treating neck pain, call Mark Addona, DC, today or book an appointment online.